COLOGNE, Germany: German manager Joachim Loew is under pressure after a series of disappointing results continued when he had to bounce back from two goals behind to tie Switzerland 3-3.
Germany have drawn four of their last five games – leading the game in three games – and are now second in the League of Nations behind Spain.
They beat Ukraine 2-1 in Kiev last Saturday and after a 3-3 draw in friendly against Turkey on Wednesday, Loew’s men once again showed weakness in the defensive wall.
“Of course, when you concede three goals, the defense is not good,” said Toni Kroos, who scored Switzerland’s second goal, after his 100th appearance for Germany.
Loew, 60, has a contract with the German Football Association until the 2022 World Cup.
However, their popularity is declining, from the success of winning the 2014 World Cup, to their failure to surpass the group stage of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The draw with Switzerland added pressure on Loew who was heavily criticized by big names in German football such as Lothar Matthaeus and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Dinamo Zagreb striker Mario Gavranovic scored two goals and one by Remo Freuler, all three as a result of a German error.
The German net was produced by Timo Werner, his teammates at Chelsea Kai Havertz and Serge Gnabry.